'burgh' can also refer to...

Alexander James ‘Jim’ de Burgh Forbes (b. 1923)

Anthony Talbot de Burgh Wilmot (1915—1996) colonial administrator, businessman, and evangelist

Benedict Burgh (c. 1422—1478) clerk and translator

Burghal Hidage

Burke de Burgh

Chris De Burgh (b. 1948)

Convention of royal burghs

Geoffrey de Burgh (c. 1190—1228) bishop of Ely

Hubert de Burgh (c. 1175—1243) justiciar

Hubert George de Burgh Canning (1832—1916) landlord in Ireland

Ivan de Burgh Daly (1893—1974) physiologist

James Burgh (1714—1775) educationist and author

John Burgh (fl. c. 1360—1408) theologian

Richard de Burgh (c. 1259—1326) magnate, lord of Connacht

Richard de Burgh (c. 1173—1243) justiciar of Ireland

Sir John Burgh (1562—1594) soldier

Thomas Burgh (1670—1730) military engineer and architect

Thomas Burgh (c. 1430—1496) administrator and soldier

Thomas Burgh (1630—1730)

Ulick John de Burgh (1802—1874) politician

Ulysses Bagenal de Burgh (1788—1863) army officer

Walter de Burgh (c. 1201—1271) magnate and soldier

Walter Hussey Burgh (1742—1783) politician and orator

William Burgh (1742—1808) politician and theological writer

William de Burgh (1312—1333) magnate

William de Burgh (c. 1131—1206) baron

William George de Burgh (1866—1943) philosopher


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A variant spelling of boroughs, is the Scottish term for privileged towns. David I is traditionally credited with the first foundations of royal burghs; after 1450, burghs founded by subjects became more numerous. Scottish burghs differed in many respects from English boroughs: they were more uniform in their laws and customs; they had a more unified voice in national politics until 1707; and indeed the royal burghs had their own Convention from the 16th cent.

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